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VOL X, NO 35

Belzona® Changes The Shape Of Cold Plate Bonding

 
 

Industry:

Oil & Gas (OILG)

 
 

Application:

Fans, Blowers and Compressors (FBC)

 
 

Customer Location:

Gulf of Mexico, USA

 
 

Application Date:

August 2016

 
 

Application Situation:

Offshore production platform had corroded pipe with 80% of structural loss

 
 

Problem:

The customer had a 1" inlet into a 20" flare line. The threads of the 1" pipe were corroded and holed through. Any gas leaking out would be a major safety hazard.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1121 

 

Substrate:

Carbon Steel

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet FBC-6 for sealing leaks. Application was carried out by scaffolding up to the pipe rack. Surface preparation included Bristle Blasting. 1"-3" reducer was suggested by the contractor and split in half beforehand. Hose clamps were used to hold the repair until fully cured.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona was chosen due to its high strength and no need for dangerous hot work. Additionally, the Belzona 1121 was capable of resisting the pressure, temperature, and gas service of the application.

 
 

Photographs Description

1. Corroded inlet before the repair.

2. Inlet after surface preparation.

3. Test fit of plate bonding.

4. Completed cold plate bonding.

 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com